We've been advocating biker shorties for a while now. What can I say — I love the '90s. When I spied lots of them at New York Fashion Week my heart palpitated with excitement. Before you start judging, let me point out the way DKNY wore them: higher, subtle, colorful styles paired unexpectantly under tailored shorts and sleek jumpers. It just so happens, these are DKNY "Smoothies" — the brand's latest form of shapewear debuting in January. The 70-plus denier yarn combinations will come in seven matte finish colors and come in three styles: a bike short, high bike short, and capri style. Start your imagination engines.
For his Pre-Fall collection, Alexander Wang manifested a dope line of unique, wearable clothes. I kinda love the influx of sheer leggings but if that's not your style, there's mucho more to choose from. To help feed our cool-girl personas, the wunderkind designed lean, leather vests, tailored separates, perfectly draped tees, and a couple badass frocks – remember Rihanna in this one? I can totally see myself donning Wang's casually sleek 'fits for nights out on the town and his hipster looks for a fun day at work. Really, what can't the Wang do?
Just because Gwyneth wears biker shorts doesn't mean I have to — or do I? If I were to don this '80s trend, I would go all-out with this Free People Junction City Biker Short ($28). I kinda like how the leather-like sheen gives this sporty look a dose of glam. I'm trying to picture it with a cute skirt or dress but Blossom keeps popping up in my head. I definitely wouldn't pair it with ripped tights like the model. Tell me your thoughts: are these biker shorts utterly cool or a major no-no?
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During an evening out in London with friends Stella McCartney and Kate Hudson, Gwyn wore a flowy black skirt over biker shorts, a black blazer, a blingin' statement necklace, and Oxford loafers by Tod's. The leggings and loafers help counterbalance the femininity of the skirt and necklace. Is Gwyn onto something or is this look a flop?